This brings us back to the mouse and keyboard that you ‘need for
real work’, as the phrase goes. Yes, you really do need them to
make a financial model. And you need them to make an operating
metrics summary — in Excel and Powerpoint. But is that, really,
what you need to be doing to achieve the underlying business
purpose? Very few people’s job is literally ‘make Excel files’.
And what if you spend the other 90% of your time on the road
meeting clients and replying to emails? Do you need a laptop, or a
tablet? Do you need a tablet as well as a smartphone? Or a laptop,
or phablet? Or both?